Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
What is a breast lift?
Following pregnancy or weight loss, the breasts may sag. The mastopexy procedure lifts the breast by repositioning the breast tissue and allowing the skin to re-drape in its new position. This also raises the height of the nipple and areola, which produces a more youthful contour to the breast. Some patients desire more fullness in their breasts, and breast augmentation can be performed simultaneously with the breast lift procedure.
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
During your initial consultation at Body Cosmetica, our surgeons will discuss with you your objectives and expectations from the procedure. This will include a complete medical history and an examination of the skin and soft tissue of the breasts. Our surgeons will suggest a procedure that suits you best and answer any questions that you might have.
What are the different techniques available for a breast lift?
There are several techniques used in the mastopexy procedure, and these include approaches through the circumareolar incision (the incision is made around the nipple-areolar complex only), through the vertical incision (the incision is made around the nipple-areolar complex and vertically below it), and through the traditional incision (an incision is made around the nipple-areolar complex, vertically below the breast, and horizontally along the inferior aspect of the breast). The particular technique used is based upon the amount of lift that your breast requires, and whether or not an additional breast augmentation with implants is to be performed. The procedure takes two to three hours to perform and is done in our private ambulatory surgery facility under general anesthesia. Most patients are able to return home following the procedure.
What should I expect after a breast lift procedure?
Following the procedure, the patient is placed into a special soft, supportive bra which is worn for one week. After this time, a regular soft bra or sports bra without an underwire should be worn for five weeks. Mild to moderate swelling is normal and will make the breasts appear larger for 1-2 weeks after the procedure. Most sutures will dissolve on their own. Patients are encouraged to walk the day after the breast lift procedure, but heavy exercise should be avoided for three weeks.
Why should I choose Body Cosmetica for my breast lift?
At Body Cosmetica, we believe that you should look as good as you feel. We have assembled the finest network of board certified plastic surgeons to provide the best results obtainable in everything from a breast reduction to a breast lift. Their accredited facilities employ the latest state of the art technologies and techniques. The physicians within the network are knowledgeable, dedicated, and qualified. Every patient can expect professionalism, courtesy, follow-up and follow through.
The Benefits of a Breast Lift
- Corrects drooping and/or sagging breasts
- Results in a perkier, more youthful appearance
- Bras and clothing may fit better, as well as create new clothing options
- Enhances confidence